Got the roofing fixed... fourth time's the charm on that one. The first time they didn't complete it (then never came back?!), the 2nd time they laid them crooked & the 3rd time when they re-did the crooked spot they used the wrong color shingles. For real. These yahoos must be getting paid by the day. Jeez.
Got the siding fixed (ish). We decided if 2nd times not the charm on that, what are the chances they'll actually improve their cutting and measuring skills by the 3rd time? At a certain point we just have to accept the fact that using disaster contractors was not the best choice in terms of quality construction but it was the only choice in terms of actually getting any repairs covered by insurance. It kind of sucks, but that's the way the cookie crumbles. There is no chance we would have gotten as much out of State Farm if we'd been trying to fight them on our own.
Now we just need: insulation blown in, a light fixture replaced, our driveway re-done (yep, they did a shit ass job the first time... par for the course... they didn't even roll the asphalt... have any idea what a mess that is?!) and then we're done with these guys. I can't wait!!!!!
Then we can finally move on to getting our yard taken care of... it's a major disaster with huge ground stump mounds, completely ruined lawn from all the tree limb punctures and such, and all the damn weeds I haven't had time to address. But once it's cleaned up it's not really a rush or emergency.. I figure it might look good NEXT year.
Oh, and we have to paint our house... but we're doing that ourselves because it's cheaper, and considering how things have gone, most likely faster and less trouble.
The good news is, I think I'm done having constant company leering about the outside of my house, sometimes peeing in water bottles and throwing them in the dumpster by garage (smells GREAT in the heat), and sometimes peeing in my shade garden. It'll be a nice change. I can also take a shower when ever I feel like it, and the kids will be able to play outside without stepping on nails (hopefully).